I’m taking a big step this week – launching myself out of the comfort zone and becoming an author! I am creating a journal, which includes a guide to effective writing and support for achieving goals and I’m including some of my favourite inspriring quotes, not only from the very famous, but also from people in my world, who will most likely be famous one day. Well their words will be in print!
I thought I’d share a few of my favourite quotes now, why wait for the journal to be printed? Today’s a great day to encourage someone!
1. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Okay, so I’m doing that… and sometimes I trip on the stairs in my excitement or inexperience, but I get up and keep moving, learning from each experience.
2. I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details. – Albert Einstein
Wow… what’s to be said here? It’s worth pondering every single day…
3. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think I’m doing okay with this one too… Lyndon was just reminding me last night that I am quite unusual. (I see things so differently to how most people would) It’s not a bad thing, probably a good thing, but something to be aware of – I can’t guess what people would be thinking!!
4. Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale
I absolutely, wholeheartedly agree! I love the question “How could I think about this differently?” I love that I can be proactive, notice my thinking and change it! I’m in charge of my brain! If I leave it on autopilot it might take me down the wrong path!
Well I’ve enjoyed sharing these thoughts, and I’m now getting back to pulling my journal together so it’s out before Christmas. Hope you’ve enjoyed this too. If you’d like to send me your favourite quotes, the life-changing ones, please do! Especially the one’s you’ve made up yourself – gems from your heart and mind. You never know where they’ll go.
This one comes from a lovely, inspiring client of mine from New Zealand, who went blind as a 30+ mother of two boys. Check out www.thatblindwoman.com to be really inspired.
5. To lose my sight may have been considered tragic but to lose my sense of humour would have been catastrophic. – Julie Woods – NZ speaker and coach
Julie’s sense of humour is delightful and puts people at ease when they’re around her, unless they’re in stitches from laughing!
I’ll leave you with one that fell out of my mouth last week, and Lyndon wrote it down.
6. To journal is to be courageous, because one comes face-to-face with oneself. – Kerrie Phipps
Have a wonderful day, focus on thoughts that are useful, inspiring and motivating,
Cheering you on,